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Replicating oneself or itself: self-replicating cells.

self′-rep′li·ca′tion n.


(Computer Science) computing (of a computer virus, etc) reproducing itself


1. reproducing itself by its own power or inherent nature.
2. making an exact copy or copies of itself, as a strand of DNA.
self′-replica′tion, n.
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Bristol-Myers and Gritstone Oncology announced that the companies have entered into a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the safety and tolerability of Gritstone's personalized neoantigen immunotherapy, GRANITE-001, which comprises sequential delivery of neoantigens to patients within an adenovirus-based vector and a self-replicating RNA-based vector, in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb's programmed death-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, Opdivo and Opdivo plus Yervoy, in patients with advanced solid tumors.
The lab has determined that tau protein in the human brain can form many distinct strains, or self-replicating structures, and developed methods to reproduce them in the laboratory.
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"Soon we hope to turn primitive chemistry into a self-replicating information carrier that is protected from decay to a certain extent," says Boekhoven.
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Memphis Meats takes live self-replicating animals cells, puts them in oxygen-rich nutrients environment and leaves them to divide naturally.
Information exchange between self-replicating structures of any kind, such as electromagnetic 'bumps' in a chaotic 'soup,' might also qualify."
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